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Breastplate with zoomorphous figure

Tierradentro, Upper Magdalena Region - Middle Period-200/900

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

Museo del Oro, Bogotá

The alligator has similar jaws to those of a jaguar. In Indian cosmologies it is the jaguar’s equivalent in the underworld.

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  • Title: Breastplate with zoomorphous figure
  • Creator: Tierradentro, Upper Magdalena Region - Middle Period
  • Date: -200/900
  • Physical Dimensions: w263 x h330 mm
  • Type: Goldwork
  • External Link: People and Gold in Pre-Hispanic Colombia
  • Technique: Hammered and embossed gold
  • Finding: Colombia, Cauca, Páez
  • Accession number: O24969

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